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Empty Nets Syndrome: How young fishing families on Cambodia’s Mekong are struggling to survive

Cambodia – 30/01/18 – Phnom Penh. Sami (16) and Luc (25) have both grown up both on the water. Their families can trace an oral history of fishing and seafaring that dates back 4000...

As Russian court announces Telegram ban, users stand defiant, amused… and worried

As a Moscow court ordered the ban of messenger app Telegram on April 13, 2018, Deputy Communications Minister Alexey Volin assured the public that those who want to keep using it “will look for ways to...

The world has to do more – Syria’s war is getting worse!

Stuart Ramsay says the hundreds of thousands dead as a result of Syria's civil war are testament to international indecision.——By Stuart Ramsay, Chief Correspondent As Donald Trump correctly praised the work of his military in...

How Movies and TV are Helping Venezuelans Negotiate Their Country’s Collapse

game of thrones Browsing Facebook and Twitter, it's easy to find memes comparing the opacity and abuses of the Maduro government to the court intrigue in Game of Thrones. Image by José González Vargas. Used...

Can Germany’s ‘Lex Facebook’ Be Saved? A Business and Human Rights Analysis

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on stage at Facebook's F8 conference. Photo by pestoverde via Flickr (CC BY 2.0) In an attempt to stifle hate speech and racial discrimination online, German lawmakers built one of the...

How a Viral Eye Roll Broke the Silence on China’s Heavily Censored We

Screen capture from CCTV. For the past two weeks, China's National People's Congress (NPC) has worked to abolish the country's two-term limit for the presidency. In conjunction with this move, Chinese internet censors have imposed strict...

Driver laughs he’s got great insurance after killing pedestria

A Mercedes-driving executive has become public enemy №1 on Chinese social media today after killing a pedestrian and smiling about it afterward, while boasting of his fantastic insurance coverage. Cell phone video from the scene...

Chinese boy Urinates on Elevator Control Panel, Gets Trapped

A Chongqing boy urinating on the buttons of an elevator recently became trapped due to electrical breakdown. Security footage of the incident is now going viral on Weibo. On February 23, security cameras in a...

Are The Oscars Finally Breaking Into China?

  Are The Oscars Finally Breaking Into China? Also: A look at the patriotic movie "Operation Red Sea," the latest in what will be a long line of "main melody films."   Promotional photo of Darkest Hour, one of the...

Chengdu named China’s happiest city once again, Shanghai not in top 10

Where's the happiest place in China? That would be Chengdu, yet again, land of streetside eye-shavers, patriotic rappers, and pandas named TMT Floyd Mayweather. That's according to an annual survey by Oriental Outlook Magazine which polled 13.95 million people from...